Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie is calling for WNBA players to get paid more money.
Last week, Leslie appeared on LeBron’s “The Shop.”
During her appearance, Leslie noted that one NBA player’s $12 million salary could cover the entire WNBA.
“From a salary standpoint, it’d be great for the women to be able to make more money,” Leslie said. “It’s a lot of work — it’s a lot of hard work. I think I saw something that said one player that makes maybe $12 million on an NBA team can cover the whole WNBA’s salaries. And so that’s kind of crazy.”
“Again, we’re 26 years young, so it’s not like we’re comparing ourselves to the NBA, but I do feel like the pay gap would be something that — we could just take a donation around the NBA maybe,” the Los Angeles Sparks legend added, pantomiming passing around a hat for contributions.
WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie says that the WNBA is Rocking but from a salary standpoint it would be great for the women to be able to make more money!!
Realistically what things can be done to increase the salaries of the players!
— TimeoutSPORTS__ (@TimeoutSPORTS3) October 7, 2022
Leslie also said the WNBA should focus more on NBA players supporting the league & attending games.
Lisa Leslie, LeBron & Draymond discuss WNBA salaries & marketing.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 7, 2022
NBA fans weren’t happy with Leslie’s comments.
So Lisa Leslie Wants NBA PLayers To Donate Their Own Money to WNBA Players To Help Wage Gap? LOL
Why Can't These Women Just Be Strong & Independent Already? They Will Always Need Men No Matter What.
— JAYE DE BLACK 🇺🇲 (@UnofficialJaye) October 13, 2022